Alleged Police brutality: Lagos CP orders probe, recall of DPO

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Following a report on Punch Newspaper publication of Thursday, January 24, 2019, pages 4 and 5, with the heading “Power-drunk DPO breaks Lagos carpenter’s hand, leg”, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, Panti,Yaba, DCP Yetunde Longe¬† to investigate the matter and submit report of her findings within one week.

Edgal further directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, DCP Nabuni Elkana Ayuba to issue the said Divisional Police Officer (DPO) a query to explain his actions regarding the incident.

The spokesman of the command, CSP Chike Oti who confirmed the development informed that the affected DPO, CSP Daniel Odutona had been temporarily recalled to the Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja while his Second-in-Command was to oversee the affairs of Ijora-Badia Division pending the outcome of the investigation.

He disclosed that the CP had extended an invitation to the victim and all witnesses to report to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCIID, Panti to aid Police investigation.

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